Do it now

Welcome to this week’s Reno News & Review.

Real quick, before you read anything else in this issue, or call your mom, or go to work, or do anything else you have to do today, take a minute to head over to There, you’ll find the online ballot for our Best of Northern Nevada readers’ poll. Actually, a minute won’t be long enough. You’ll probably need at least half an hour to explore the long, sprawling ballot and give careful consideration to choosing your favorite local businesses, personalities and places. Categories include the ones you might expect (Best Reno restaurant) and the ones that you’d assume no respectable publication would have the gall to publish (Best spot to run around naked).

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again—our contest is the region’s largest, most comprehensive, most accurate and longest-running reader survey. Many local businesses display their winning plaques. Accept no substitutions, and don’t miss out by not voting. The contest ends the morning of July 27, so the week that this issue is on the stands will be the final week of voting. In other words, vote now or forever hold your peace. (Well, at least ’til next year.)

Also, big thanks to everyone who’s been coming out to our Rollin’ on the River concerts every Friday evening this month down at Wingfield Park. We’ve had great crowds, full of beautiful, beer-drinking faces, and it’s been great to see.

Big thanks as well to the folks who’ve stayed up late to catch more of the best local music at our Still Rollin’ concert series over Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St. Those concerts have been a blast as well.

This Friday, July 21, we’ve got a fun lineup: The Sextones and Rigorous Proof at the park starting at 5:30 p.m., and then The Juvinals, Viva Revenge, Okay Urge and Hate Recorder at Shea’s starting at 9.

I hope to see you there, but be forewarned: Last week, I had such a great time that I—accidentally?—stayed out ’til 4 a.m.